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5 Tips for Hosting a Successful Backyard Party

The end of summer is officially here, but the temperatures are still at an all-time high! That means it is time to fire up the grill one last time this season and move your party to the backyard! Whether you’re hanging out with the family, making some memories with friends or having a staycation, here are some tips to make your backyard gathering a success!

5 Ways to Choose a Home Your Dog Will Love

If you have a dog, cat or other furry friend, you know that they can feel exactly like part of the family. That is why it is important to consider your pet’s needs while house hunting.  Keep in mind, that some homes and neighborhoods are more pet friendly than others. Here are five things to consider when searching for a home, so you and your pet don’t end up in the doghouse.

6 Home Design Mistakes to Avoid

Whether you’re building a custom home or purchasing a resale home, it is important to examine the interior and exterior design of the property, so you end up with a home that stands the test of time. We decided to make a list of the most common design mistakes that homebuyers make, so you can purchase your next home without any regrets.

Falling Mortgage Rates: What to Know If You’re an LO

The average U.S. rate for a 30-year fixed mortgage has dropped to the lowest it has ever been since 2017, making many existing homeowners eligible for a refinance.

Loan Originators Receive a Redefined Role in 2019

According to Freddie Mac, due to a housing supply shift, more homeowners are beginning to age in their existing home rather than upgrade into a new home. Unfortunately, this shift makes it increasingly difficult for millennials to purchase inexpensive starter homes like previous generations.

Mortgage Closing Scams: How to Protect Yourself and Your Closing Funds

Closing on a new home can be one of your most memorable life moments. It’s the final and one of the most critical stages in the home-buying journey, but with the exchange of key paperwork and a sizable down payment, it can also be a stressful experience, especially for first-time homebuyers.